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News for May 2011

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Raise a glass (and cash) for geese and wetlands

Posted on 26th May 2011 by WWT

WWT is delighted to announce a new way for our members and supporters to help our global conservation work and many will also be pleased to hear that it involves enjoying one of Scotland’s finest Highland single malt [...]

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Don’t let lawless Britain become a threat to wildlife - WWT calls [...]

Posted on 19th May 2011 by WWT

A new Government initiative has put all of the 278 laws* protecting wildlife and the environment at risk. The recent launch of its controversial Red Tape Challenge (RTC) aims to ‘reduce the burden of regulation’ [...]

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X-rays reveal shooting of swans despite legislation

Posted on 6th May 2011 by WWT

A forty year study by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) reveals that Bewick’s swans are being shot, despite being protected by law in every country they fly through. 23% of live Bewick’s swans x-rayed for the [...]

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Migrating geese to guide wind farm plans

Posted on 3rd May 2011 by WWT

The potential impact of wind farms on barnacle geese has led experts at WWT to fit GPS satellite tags to five birds to determine their precise movements as they migrate. The five tagged geese will set off on their [...]

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Spring rarities at WWT centres

Posted on 3rd May 2011 by WWT

As spring has progressed we’ve been seeing an increasing number of rare bird visitors to our reserves. The months of April and May are great for spotting returning migrants from Africa and other hot climes. Birds are [...]

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